Author: Charlaine HarrisNumber of Pgs. 327 Hardcover
Publication date: May 1, 2012
Genre: Adult Fiction
Genre: Adult Fiction
I'm going to try a new way of reviewing that I saw over at Making the Grade. It breaks the book down and makes it easier to rate. The way it works is each category gets a score out of ten points. Then you add them all up + 50 (50% automatically for each book) and that's your score out of 100.
- hardly any Eric scenes =(
- not too much going on in this one
Plot 3/10: I feel like at this point Charlaine Harris has run out of things to write about. It's the 12th book and Sookie has been in too many near death situations to count by now. This book was more of her going through her everyday life than it was about romance or action. Nothing much happened. There was still a mystery to be solved and I liked that it wasn't what I thought it would be in the end. I hated the ending though.
Characters 5/10: I love the characters in these books, but this was the first Sookie Stackhouse book where no new characters were introduced. If there had been any new characters I probably would give this a higher rating. I also love Eric, and he was hardly in it, which made me sad. Sookie is starting to become thick skinned. She doesn't even feel affected when people being murdered anymore and that's not the Sookie I used to know. Also, there was no new mythical creature introduced which was strange.
Setting 4/10: This book takes place in Bon Temps the whole time. I'm getting kind of bored of Bon Temps. I loved the books in the series that went other places, like the convention. I thought she would go to Faery land, but nope, she stayed in her town the whole time.
Pacing 5/10: It was slower paced than other Sookie books. I like when she's fighting vamps, and hooking up with Eric, and going on missions. There was only one real action packed scene and it lasted two seconds.
Final Thoughts: If I could go back, I'd skip this one. I have too many other books to read and this one wasn't really anything new or exciting...a disappointment.
“It’s called Two and a Half Men,” Dermot was telling his guest.
“I understand,” Bellenos said. “Because the two brothers are grown, and the son isn’t.”
“I think so,” Dermot said. “Don’t you think the son is useless?”
“The half? Yes. At home, we’d eat him,” Bellenos said.”